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Brutal cause of mass extinctions found with terrifying implications for world's demise - - Britain - Dublin - Antarctica
Brutal cause of mass extinctions found with terrifying implications for world's demise
READ MORE: UK set to suffer as hurricane season expected to bring thunder, lightning and heavy rainHowever, an "as-yet unexplored" theory may at last offer an explanation, according to a study published in scientific publication Science Advances on Friday.The team behind the theory believe the extinction event may have been caused by a slowdown in the movement of continents, which are constantly in motion.The change in speed during the Jurassic era may have allowed time for underground magma to burst out onto the surface and create huge expanses of volcanic rock that can still be seen in Southern Africa and Antarctica today.Not only that, but their theory also fits with the timing of several other major volcanic events throughout history."We started looking at other major volcanic events, because there have been quite a few in the past, and we observed that the same thing is happening for many of these volcanic events," said Micha Ruhl, an assistant professor in sedimentology at Trinity College Dublin who led the team who came up with the theory."So the model might be applicable to quite a large part of Earth’s history."And the new theory could also help to predict the next mass-extinction event.Continents today are shifting at a rate of several centimeters per year - considered relatively fast for the giant land masses.They were also moving speedily millions of years before the T-OAE before they began to slow.And not only that, but the new findings could help us figure out what to expect as human-driven climate change means gasses such as carbon dioxide are pumped into our atmosphere in a relatively short time span, just like they were during periods of major volcanic activity millions of years ago.So what does this
Endurance teen stowaway who feared crew would eat him and lost toes to frostbite - - city Cape Town - Uruguay - Antarctica
Endurance teen stowaway who feared crew would eat him and lost toes to frostbite
discovery of the wreckage of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance after being lost to sea ice more than 100 years ago, details have come to light about one teen stowaway who had a horrendous ordeal on the ship.The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust said earlier today (Wednesday, March 9), that the wreckage had been found off the coast of Antarctica, exactly a month after the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest's death.The ship had not been seen since it was crushed by ice and sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915, and last month the Endurance22 Expedition set off from Cape Town, South Africa, on a mission to locate it.It has now been found at a depth of 3,008 metres and approximately four miles south of the position originally recorded by the ship's Captain Frank Worsley, the trust saidOne of the original crew members on the ship was Percy Blackborow.The Newport native joined the ship in 1914, and two weeks ago his living relatives planted a tree in his memory.Percy, or Perce for short, joined the Merchant Navy at 14, and had been involved in a shipwreck in Uruguay when he was 18.But that didn't deter him from wanting to join another ship.Alongside another friend, he went from Buenos Aries to Antarctic having heard about the Endurance.When they arrived onto the ship, having boarded unannounced, Shackleton joked that "on missions like this, when food is short, stowaways are the first to get eaten". Perce's granddaughter, Rachel Clague, told the BBC: “Before my grandad was properly accepted he was tied to the front of one of the lifeboats in the middle of a school of killer whales.
Dan Walker - Sally Nugent - Jon Kay - BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent says co-star 'had a wobble' as he disappears off-screen - - Antarctica
BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent says co-star 'had a wobble' as he disappears off-screen
BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent was forced to explain the sudden disappearance of one of her co-stars as he "had a tiny bit of a wobble".She explained that perhaps a question was "one too many for him" as the reporter disappeared off-screen, leaving the Breakfast hosts reeling in shock.Sally was hosting the show alongside Jon Kay, with her usual co-host Dan Walker absent from the programme this Wednesday (March 9).Dan Snow was appearing via video link to discuss the finding of Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance a century after it sank on an Antarctic expedition, buried 3,000 metres under the surface of the water.The expedition which set out to locate the ship found it in good condition under the waves - but doesn't intend to raise the vessel.With Dan on his own ship in the middle of the sea, Jon began by announcing: "Endurance was thought to be lost forever - something consigned to the history books that you might read about, but you never really see or understand because it was trapped under the ever-shifting pack of ice above it."Sally said: "Until now. Endurance has been found at a depth of 3,000 metres."Things then cut to Dan Snow, standing in the cabin of a ship via a rather blurry video-link.And though he valiantly presented a lengthy segment, chaos ensued as Jon said: "So we can look, we can see the footage, but you're not going to touch it?"Only silence followed, as the video link to Dan appeared to drop.Jon told viewers at home: "And with that...
Lorraine Kelly - Lorraine Kelly reveals unbelievable health challenge - - Britain - Sweden - Norway - Kenya - Antarctica
Lorraine Kelly reveals unbelievable health challenge
HELLO! diary, Lorraine Kelly shines a light on five inspiring women who are preparing to take on a challenging feat. Find out more below...I always think it's good to set yourself a challenge, even if it's a small one like finding five minutes in a busy day to sit with a cuppa and have a bit of a breather. I've done five marathons for charity and once trekked 100 miles in the Kenyan desert for Comic Relief, but I could never dream of attempting the incredible journey being undertaken by a group of British female firefighters I met this week.READ: Lorraine Kelly reveals weight loss during time away from showThe Antarctic Fire Angels are attempting to be the first all-women group to trudge 1900km across the Antarctic, stopping off at the South Pole halfway through their epic trek.WATCH: Lorraine Kelly shines a light on amazing health challengeGeorgina Gilbert, Rebecca Rowe, Nikki Upton, Emily Butler, and Rebecca Hinchley have been training hard in Norway and Sweden, ice swimming, skiing, and building up their stamina and resistance to the cold.READ: Lorraine Kelly candidly admits she's gone up four dress sizesREAD: Lorraine Kelly just wore the most flattering dress and it's in the sale The TV star met the Antarctic Fire AngelsAlong with extreme cold and tough conditions, they cheerfully admit that as women, they will also have to deal with menopausal symptoms, periods, and sheer exhaustion, but a big part of their expedition is inspiring young women and showing them that they can achieve as much as boys, if not more.Now I have been lucky enough to visit Antarctica to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary with my husband Steve.
Andrew Shue - Amy Robach - Amy Robach shares stunning picture with husband Andrew Shue while away from GMA - - Antarctica
Amy Robach shares stunning picture with husband Andrew Shue while away from GMA
Amy Robach is having the time of her life while in The Galápagos Islands with husband Andrew Shue, and her latest social media post left fans in absolute awe.MORE: Amy Robach wows fans with 'amazing' pictures on adventure away from GMAThe Good Morning America star shared a few pictures from her island adventure while reporting on the diverse wildlife and history of the location for the morning show.WATCH: Amy Robach showcases incredible abs during uneasy workoutShe posted a picture of herself with Andrew as they stood on a boat, arm-in-arm overlooking the spectacular water behind them and a few stunning rock formations.Amy added even more pictures that showed the sun dancing over the water as she wrote: "All aboard @lindbladexp #natgeoendeavourii … the adventure begins!!"MORE: Amy Robach shares rare backstage photo revealing pre-show traditionsFans immediately began gushing over the snapshot of the two, with one saying: "Your adventurous spirit is so inspiring, and I love that your hubs is always with you on these journeys."Another wrote: "So glad your husband can go with you," with a third adding: "So sweet that Andrew gets to enjoy your adventures," and many others simply inundated the comments section with heart emojis.A post shared by Amy Robach (@ajrobach)Amy and Andrew shared a picture from their tripThe TV host revealed with a promotional clip from GMA that she would be going to The Galápagos for all of this coming week and be part of the first ever live broadcast from the location to all of America.This isn't the TV host's first foray into thrilling international expeditions, as just this past November, she embarked on a week-long expedition to icy Antarctica.MORE: Amy Robach glistens in post-workout photo ahead